Meet the new mascot for the Department of Homeland Security.
While many people assumed that the striking resemblance of DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff to the Muppets' Sam the Eagle would make the bald eagle an obvious choice for the DHS mascot, the good people there decided instead to go with a different animal. So say hello to Rex the Mountain Lion.
Rex, as you'll notice, is a perfect symbol for this administration's approach to homeland security. He's dressed in military garb and posturing like a tough guy, and his name evokes the royal aspirations of this crowd. But beneath all the posturing, you can see he's just a big pussy.
(Hat tip to Dependable Renegade.)